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Can you be Penalized for Participating in a Pyramid Scheme?

INTRODUCTION Over the years many South Africans have been recruited to invest their hard-earned money, life savings, and even funds obtained on loan, into what they believe to be a legitimate business venture. Vulnerable people are lured in by companies that predominantly advertise on social media platforms. The aim of such advertising is to solicit [...]

By |2021-03-26T10:03:39+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|12 Comments

Is Multi-Level Marketing a Pyramid or a Ponzi Scheme?

In this article, we will be examining what the concepts of multi-level marketing (“MLM”), Ponzi- and Pyramid Schemes are, with the aim to equip readers with sufficient information to draw a distinction between them. WHAT IS A PYRAMID SCHEME? In South African law a pyramid scheme is defined in Section 43(4) of the Consumer Protection [...]

By |2021-03-26T10:04:22+00:00November 3rd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vesting of Capital Gain in a Beneficiary of the Trust – Section 7C Not Applicable?

The comments in this article are based on SARS Binding Private Ruling: BPR50 WHAT IS THE STATUS OF A BINDING PRIVATE RULING (“BPR”) BY SARS? The Tax Administration Act 28 of 2011 provides for a process whereby a taxpayer can apply to SARS for an advance tax ruling on a transaction that is still to [...]

By |2020-10-01T10:45:40+00:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Transfer of Property in Deceased Estates

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR ASSETS REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE DECEASED? When a person passes away, his assets and liabilities form part of his deceased estate. In the administration of deceased estates, we have found that many clients who are the beneficiaries in an estate, believe that if the Will and Testament names [...]

By |2021-02-01T08:40:47+00:00October 1st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Testamentary Reservations in Trust Deeds

THE RISK OF SECTION 3(3)(d) OF THE ESTATE DUTY ACT WHAT IS A TESTAMENTARY RESERVATION IN A TRUST DEED? A testamentary reservation is a stipulation which is often found in trust deeds for especially family trusts in terms of which the founder or one of trustees will have the power to prescribe the distribution of [...]

By |2020-07-29T15:05:04+00:00July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

An introduction to Capital Gains Tax

WHAT IS CAPITAL GAINS TAX? Capital Gains Tax (“CGT”) is the portion of normal income tax attributable to the inclusion in your taxable income of a taxable capital gain. Simply put, CGT is a tax levied on profit from the sale of property or another asset held as a capital asset or an investment. The [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:59:05+00:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Capital Gains Tax in Trusts

HOW TO MINIMIZE CAPITAL GAINS TAX USING THE FLOW-THROUGH PRINCIPLE, AND DOES YOUR TRUST PROVIDE FOR IT? AN INTRODUCTION TO CAPITAL GAINS TAX IN TRUSTS Since a trust is not a natural person, 80% of any capital gain arising from a disposal of an asset by the trust must be included in the trust’s taxable [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:53:59+00:00July 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Cannabis in the workplace debate

It has been more than a year since the Constitutional Court decriminalised the use of cannabis by an adult person in his or her private dwelling.  The effect of the Court’s ruling is twofold: It decriminalises the use or possession of cannabis by an adult in private, for that adult person’s personal consumption in private; [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:48:52+00:00July 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can community trusts still be used for B-BBEE ownership purposes?

INTRODUCTION Much has been said in the media about the use of community trusts as part of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (“B-BBEE”) ownership schemes not complying with the law and therefore constituting fronting practices. This was largely as a result of comments made by the Commissioner of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission (“B-BBEE Commission”), [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:40:32+00:00July 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Must a Shareholder be actively involved in the management of the business and affairs of a Private Company?

Many private companies in South Africa, especially in the SME market, are traditionally owned and managed by the same individuals. With the increase in black ownership transactions as part of B-BBEE compliance initiatives by businesses, the share ownership structures of many of these private companies have now changed, raising the issue of shareholder participation in [...]

By |2020-07-27T05:38:09+00:00July 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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